Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection by Brandon Sanderson

Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere CollectionNine short(ish) story. Some marvelous, some meh.
Disclaimer: I didn’t read the 1st Mistborn series, but I read the 2nd, while I read 2nd Stormlight book but not the 1st.

“The Emperor’s Soul” was breathlessly fabulous. Forging a painting, forging the Emperor’s scepter, does it prepare a crook to forge the most impossible thing?

“Sixth of Dusk” was a native dealing with an imperialist apologist, but who is the worst guy? The end twist is amazing.

“White Sand” comes in 2 versions: graphic & prose. Amazing story, I want a sequel.

“Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania, Epsiodes 28 through 30” is an over-the-top penny-dreadful adventure where the heroic hero heroically gets through amazingly adventurous adventures, like leaping off a cliff into an overflowing river. Or like tucking his notes into his waterproof pocket, then writing the last paragraph, then jumping into the river – nice writing trick. The footnotes on this story, written by his valet, are utterly hilarious, don’t read it in public. *snicker*

The last story, whose name I can’t remember, focuses on pancakes. Because pancakes are important! Also a Mistborn kid runs away form the palace and feeds the hungry and foils an assassin. She also finds another Mistborn and the meaning of life while she’s at it, but PANCAKES.

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